Review: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Steam)

Pros:

  • Retro modern graphics.
  • 4048mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Manual-shows controls and mechanics.
  • Gallery-concept/promotional art.
  • Graphics-resolution/screen mode/v-sync.
  • Screen filters-Smooth/Retro/None.
  • Music player.
  • Casual scenario mode-story focused difficulty.
  • Save assist-can respawn at the many save points.
  • Overall menu button-can change border art, filters, reload a save and view the manual.
  • Six games in one- Mega Man Zero 1-4, Megaman ZX and Megaman ZX advent.
  • Z chaser mode-leaderboard based and is a form of a speedrunning competition.
  • The clever control scheme in those parts that require two screens, use the right stick to move a cursor around in real-time.
  • Runs really well and luckily keeps the pace.
  • Excellent collection of games.
  • Big boss fights.

Cons:

  • Difficult.
  • Had a few performance issues.
  • No actual tutorial.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

I must say I am loving all these collections of old games, allowing new generations of gamers to experience these genre-defining titles. It’s also good to see that love has gone into them, gone are the days of bare minimum upscaling and the odd new extras menu. Nope here you get six games which are an instant win, you get all the concept art and promotional material, music player and many screen filters. I had so much fun being able to not only play these games in one modern place but also have a lower easier difficulty so is noob crap players can still see the game. The animations, the music it all comes together in such a way that you enjoy playing these games, it transports you to another time in gaming and I’m thankful that apart from a few hiccups with performance, that it all ran real y well. Yes the core mechanics may feel dated but this isn’t a new game is it, it’s a collection of old games so prepare yourself. Overall it’s a good package.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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